[r-t] Spliced - consecutive pivot-bell leads

Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org
Sun May 20 10:47:05 UTC 2012

"Following the line of thought initiated by Simon Gay, I came up with this:
1344 Spliced Major (7m)
12345678 A York S
13527486 L Cornwall S
14263857 C Horncastle S
15738264 J Tavistock S
16482735 E Chesterfield S
17856342 G Primrose S
18674523 M- Bristol S
6-part. In each lead, the 'part-bell' (8ths pl. bell at the part-end) rings pivot bells throughout the part"

Thanks Simon and Robin.  You may not be aware that both your examples are very similar to a peal of 23 spliced major I composed which we rang at Spitalfields in January 2009 (http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=93447).

Here, all 23 leads in one part are the pivot-bell. The composition uses the same attractive lead structure that Robin and Simon discuss, and all 12 leadend groups are present (a fairly rare feature in rung 23-spliced compositions). The music is really rather nice as well, and the methods fairly familiar and approachable. It deserves more outings :-)    

I put the composition together after a discussion with Paul Seaman about the desirable nature of such a concept.

5152 Spliced Treble Dodging Major (23m)
Comp. P J Earis
 12345678 A Lancashire S
 13527486 L Cornwall S
 14263857 C Cheesecake D (36.5-456-5-1-4-5.4.56-5)
 15738264 J Sjambok D (-3-1-2.5.6-34-5.4-4.7)
 16482735 E Thetford S
 17856342 G Primrose S
 18674523 M Bristol S
-17864523 B Superlative S
 14283756 K Norfolk S
 16758342 D Sussex S
 12345867 H Essex S
-15678342 D Dunster S
 12347856 H Horseferry Road S (-5-4.5-2.3-4-3-36-1)
 17536284 F Claybrooke S
-12375468 A Adenine D (-345-1-56-6-4-3.6-6.3)
 13526784 L Malpas S
 17243856 C Caveman S (-5-6-5-3.4-2.5-456-7)
 15638247 J Tavistock S
 14782635 E Willesden S
-15684372 K Buckfastleigh S
-12385764 E East Belfast (-3-4-2-6-
 17842635 G Glasgow S
 18273456 M Shanklin S

Odd Even Total
xxxx5678 = 1 + 19 = 20
xxxx8765 = 19 + 1 = 20
5678xxxx = 7 + 10 = 17
8765xxxx = 7 + 8 = 15


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